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Table 5 Relative MFV in the MCA during SOC and WCST in patients, separately presented for hemisphere/diagnostic grouping and gender

From: Association between two distinct executive tasks in schizophrenia: a functional transcranial Doppler sonography study

SOC side men women mean diff. 95% CI df t-value
Planning        
   easy Left 1.0198 (0.0402) 1.0283 (0.0456) -0.0085 -0.0492 – 0.0322 19 0.44
   difficult MCA 1.0128 (0.0367) 1.0139 (0.0435) -0.0011 -0.0389 – 0.0366 19 0.06
Planning        
   easy Right 1.0158 (0.0396) 1.0415 (0.0426) -0.0257 -0.0650 – 0.0136 19 1.37
   difficult MCA 1.0104 (0.0337) 1.0226 (0.0506) -0.0122 -0.0508 – 0.0264 19 0.66
Mov. exe.        
   easy Left 1.0747 (0.0544) 1.0855 (0.0470) -0.0108 -0.0614 – 0.0397 19 0.45
   difficult MCA 1.0438 (0.0482) 1.0850 (0.0435) -0.0413 -0.0866 – 0.0040 19 1.91
Mov. exe.        
   easy Right 1.0692 (0.0524) 1.0870 (0.0339) -0.0177 -0.0636 – 0.0282 19 0.81
   difficult MCA 1.0398 (0.0623) 1.0847 (0.0474) -0.0449 -0.1012 – 0.0113 19 1.67
WCST side men women mean diff. 95% CI df t-value
steady-state Left MCA 1.0559 (0.0381) 1.0868 (0.0572) -0.0308 -0.0745 – 0.0128 19 1.48
steady-state Right MCA 1.0388 (0.0489) 1.0889 (0.0495) -0.0501 -0.0976 – -0.0026 19 2.20*
  1. values are mean (SD)
  2. *P = 0.04, all other p-values >0.07
  3. Abbreviations: CI: confidence interval; MFV: mean flow velocity; Mov. exe.: movement execution; n.s.: not significant; SOC: Stockings of Cambridge; WCST: Wisconsin Card Sorting Test